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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Day

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Day with this list of our favorite Dr. Seuss’ movies and fun activities.

 

Who is Dr Seuss?

Dr. Seuss was a writer and cartoonist who produced over 60 books under the pen name Theodor Seuss Geisel. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, his first children’s book, was released in 1937 under the name Dr. Seuss.

The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham were among the next best-selling books. Generations of lovers have admired his poems and characters.

Dr. Seuss may have written about a unique brand of humor, playful use of words, and outlandish characters. but his lessons will make everyone remember the story of the book even for adults.

Here is a list of some of Dr. Seuss’ Movies:

Dr. Seuss’ Movies

Dr. Seuss' Cat In The Hat
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mike Myers, Dakota Fanning, Spencer Breslin (Actors)

The Cat in the Hat

Two bored children have their lives turned upside down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Dr. Seuss on the Loose
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Dr. Seuss on the Loose

Dr. Seuss on the Loose is an animated musical television special, first airing on CBS on October 15, 1973, and hosted by The Cat in the Hat who appears in bridging sequences where he introduced animated adaptations of Dr. Seuss children’s stories The Sneetches, The Zax and Green Eggs and Ham. | Stream on YouTube

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron (Actors)

The Lorax

Twelve-year-old Ted lives in a place virtually devoid of nature; no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey, the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula tree.

To get it, Ted delves into the story of the Lorax, once the gruff guardian of the forest, and the Once-ler, who let greed overtake his respect for nature.

Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson (Actors)

The Grinch

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang.

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When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett (Actors)

Horton Hears A Who

A playful pachyderm named Horton becomes a reluctant hero when he discovers the microscopic city of Who-ville on a floating speck of dust and embarks on a hilarious adventure to save the town from the dangers of the jungle.

Featuring a who’s who of superstar voice talent, including Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett, this heartwarming hit comedy delivers loads of laughs and tons of fun for the whole family!

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski (Actors)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer go to Whoville to bring the world’s best-loved grump to life in this hilarious celebration of the true holiday spirit, which stars Jim Carrey.

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In Search of Dr. Seuss
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Robin Williams, Kathy Najimy, Christopher Lloyd (Actors)

In Search of Dr. Seuss

In Search of Dr. Seuss is a 1994 American television film chronicling the adventures of a news reporter (Kathy Najimy) who enters the world of Dr. Seuss by opening a magical book.

It came to DVD in 2003 and again in 2008 as a bonus feature for the TV special Horton Hears a Who!

Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing [DVD]
  • Unknown (Director)
  • English (Publication Language)

Gerald McBoing-Boing

Gerald McBoing-Boing is an animated short film about a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of spoken words.

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It was produced by United Productions of America and given wide release by Columbia Pictures on November 2, 1950

The Hoober-Bloob Highway

The Hoober-Bloob Highway is an animated musical special written by Dr. Seuss and produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises.

The special first aired February 19, 1975 on CBS, and was the last Dr. Seuss special produced for that network. Seuss also composed the song lyrics, which were set to music by Dean Elliott. | Stream on YouTube

Dr. Seuss - Halloween Is Grinch Night
  • Audience Rating: G (General Audience)

Halloween Is Grinch Night

Halloween Is Grinch Night is a 1977 Halloween television special and is the prequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! It premiered on ABC on October 29, 1977.

Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You [VHS]
  • Seuss, Dr. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?

It is an animated musical television special written by Dr. Seuss, directed by Gerard Baldwin, produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises, first aired on ABC on May 2, 1980.

The Butter Battle
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Not Available (Director) - Dr. Seuss (Writer) - Ralph Bakshi (Producer)

The Butter Battle

This is a rhyming story written by Dr. Seuss. It was published by Random House on January 12, 1984. It is an anti-war story; specifically, a parable about arms races in general, mutually assured destruction and nuclear weapons in particular.

Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing [DVD]
  • Unknown (Director)
  • English (Publication Language)

Daisy-Head Mayzie

Gerald McBoing-Boing is an animated short film about a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of spoken words. It was produced by United Productions of America and given wide release by Columbia Pictures on November 2, 1950

Dr. Seuss Horton Hatches the Egg/If I Ran the Circus
  • Billy Crystal (Actor)
  • English (Publication Language)

Horton Hatches the Egg

Horton Hatches the Egg is a children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and published in 1940 by Random House.

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The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant, who is tricked into sitting on a bird’s egg while its mother, Mayzie, takes a permanent vacation to Palm Beach

Dr. Seuss - Daisy-Head Mayzie [VHS]
  • Francesca Marie Smith, Henry Gibson, Tim Curry (Actors)
  • Tony Collingwood (Director) - Dr. Seuss (Writer) - Audrey Geisel (Producer)

Daisy-Head Mayzie

This children’s book written by Dr. Seuss and illustrated in his style. It was published in 1995, as Seuss’s first posthumous book. It was republished on July 5, 2016 with Seuss’s original text and drawings.

Dr. Seuss’ Day Bucket List & Book Report

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Day with this list of our favorite Dr. Seuss’ movies and fun activities. This activity kit includes:

  • Dr. Seuss’ Day Bucket List
  • Dr. Seuss’ Day Book Report

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How is Dr Seuss Day celebrated?

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday is an annual reading festival that takes place on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2. Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers across the country are participating by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can, too!

What do you wear to Dr Seuss Day?

Every day, Seuss, we’ll do something spectacular! Wear green on Monday in commemoration of Green Eggs and Ham. Wear your pajamas on Tuesday in commemoration of I’m Not Going To Get Up Today. On Wednesday, wear anything “wacky” to celebrate “Wacky Wednesday” (wear clothes that do not match, are backwards, look crazy, etc.)

Is Dr Seuss Day a thing?

Every year, 

Why do schools celebrate Dr Seuss birthday?

The National Education Association established Read Across America Day in 1998. (NEA). It is a day set aside each year on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, to encourage children and teenagers to read. It was originally associated with the children’s author when the day was founded.

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